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  • February Potato Stocks Up 2 Percent from 2004

    Feb 15, 2005

    The 15 major potato states held 204 million cwt. of potatoes in storage Feb. 1, up 2 percent from last year and 3 percent above 2003, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Potatoes in storage account for 51 percent of the 2004 fall… Full Story »
  • PGI Files for Trade Adjustment Assistance

    Feb 14, 2005

    Potato Growers of Idaho (PGI) is asking the USDA to provide growers with assistance under a program intended to help compensate producers for damages suffered as a consequence of increased imports of foreign farm products. PGI filed a request for assistance under the Trade Adjustment… Full Story »
  • 2005 Chip Seminar Approaches

    Feb 9, 2005

    The 2005 Chip Seminar will be held March 2-5 in Jacksonville, Fla. The seminar will feature numerous topics to help chippers plan for the future. Among the speakers and topics are: -Warren Henninger, of Ag World Support Systems: Third party inspections -Mike Salisbury, of Salisbury Management Systems: Cost… Full Story »
  • Co-op Announces Potato Purchase

    Jan 24, 2005

    United Potato Growers of Idaho (United) has announced it plans to buy several hundred million pounds of potatoes from its members starting in January. These purchases are part of United’s market stabilization program. The group will pay growers $2.50 per cwt. for the potatoes. Funding… Full Story »
  • January Potato Stocks up 2 Percent from 2004

    Jan 14, 2005

    The 15 major potato states held 238 million cwt. of potatoes in storage Jan. 1, up 2 percent from last year and 3 percent above 2003. Potatoes in storage account for 59 percent of the 2004 fall storage states' production, 1 percent above last year.… Full Story »
  • PGA Responds to Judge’s Ruling in Ring Rot Case

    Dec 27, 2004

    After the ruling by an Alberta judge that Canadian Food Inspection Agency documents must be released to a Washington state potato grower, the Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) responded, saying the group will accept the judge’s decision. “We accept the Judge’s decision,” said Vern Warkentin, executive… Full Story »
  • Judge: Potato Growers of Alberta Must Release Documents

    Dec 22, 2004

    A Canadian judge has ruled Potato Growers of Alberta (PGA) must release documents to the Washington State Potato Commission (WSPC) concerning bacterial ring rot investigations on an Alberta seed potato farm. In the landmark case, the Alberta Superior Court judge in Lethbridge has dismissed the PGA… Full Story »
  • President Bush Signs Specialty Crops Bill

    Dec 21, 2004

    President George W. Bush has signed into law the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act of 2004. The bill authorizes $44.5 million per year in block grants to the states to be used solely to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. The bill also authorizes an additional… Full Story »
  • Senate Approves Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act

    Dec 20, 2004

    The U.S. Senate passed the Specialty Crop Competitiveness Act of 2004 on Dec. 7. The legislation would authorize $54 million annually for five years to enhance the competitiveness of fresh produce crops, including block grants to states for local research and marketing programs. The bill does… Full Story »
  • December Potato Stocks Up 1 Percent from 2003

    Dec 15, 2004

    The 15 major potato states held 272 million cwt. of potatoes in storage Dec. 1, up 1 percent from last year and 3 percent above 2002, according to USDA. Potatoes in storage account for 67 percent of the 2004 fall storage states' production – 1… Full Story »

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